I knew I was overdue for a new character sheet for Reina, but I hadn't realized that I was two years
overdue. While she's obviously the same character, her design has undergone some significant changes since the 2012 reference went up.
When it comes to the specific changes, there are too many minutia to list. Here's the 2012 version, if you want to make a direct comparison yourself: tekka-croe.deviantart.com/art/…
A note regarding the text of the image- It occurred to me a little while back that, given Reina's in-universe origin, it makes little sense for her to have a surname. As such, I'm treating "Reina" as a mononym. "7β" refers to her designation within the KAIROS Project (the 7th KAIROS Cell: 7α Phoebe, 7β Reina, 7γ Gray).
I'm pretty wiped, as I've spent the last nine hours getting this finished up (of about 22-25 hours total, I'd guess). I'll add a more substantial description detailing character background etc. tomorrow.EDIT Oct. 15, 2015:
Alright! Let's get that full description hammered out.EDIT Oct. 18, 2015:
Additional information and grammatical corrections.Name: Reina (7
β)Sex: FemaleAge: 21 (Karic standard)*Height: 5'2" / 1.57m Skin: TanHair: Dark brownEyes: Black / green (cybernetic)7β Reina
is a product of the KAIROS Project
, a secret program within the Karic Empire's Office of Special Weapons and Resources (OSWAR)
intended as a proof-of-concept for the effectiveness of cybernetically agmented covert operators. All KAIROS subjects were grown specifically for the purpose of the project, from spare embryos created during artificial insemination procedures. While cybernetic augmentation was the primary focus of the project, the subjects were also altered at the genetic level to have a predisposition toward developing compact, athletic physiques, as well as a powerful metabolism (traits such as facial structure, skin/hair texture, skin/hair color etc. were not altered, in the interest of the subjects' psychological stability).
From infancy through childhood, the KAIROS subjects also underwent gradual chemical augmentation, improving bone and muscle density as well as enhancing metabolic efficiency. During childhood and early adolescence, they underwent intense physical fitness and military-tactical training.
At the age of 15, the KAIROS subjects underwent the majority of their cybernetic augmentations. The various implantation, augmentation, amputation, and prosthesis procedures occurred over a span of several months. Before the age of 17, the subjects had not only recovered fully from the extensive procedures, but had surpassed their pre-cyborg abilities.
Reina is currently the only KAIROS to have gone rogue. During an individual assignment to capture notorious Saldean** freelancer Trent Valimund
, she was herself captured. It is believed that Reina's naturally taciturn and introverted personality, combined with a high capacity for self-reflection, caused her to be uniquely susceptible to abandoning the KAIROS Project if a viable alternative were presented (Naturally, these traits are now being carefully monitored in all loyal KAIROS subjects).
Reina has spent the last two years on the run from Karic as a member of Valimund's crew. Unfortunately for Karic, Valimund's connections throughout known space ensure that any attempt to neutralize Reina or himself would be a severe security risk, potentially capable of exposing the KAIROS Project and several related deep-secret projects. The small taskforce responsible for monitoring Reina's rogue actions includes her previous KAIROS squadmates- 7α Phoebe
and 7γ Gray
As cybernetics were the primary focus of the KAIROS Project, each subject underwent extensive cybernetic alteration and augmentation. The following constitute the bulk of the augmentations performed on the KAIROS subjects:
In addition to the chemical strengthening of the skeletal structure, some especially fragile bones (such as the clavicles) have been replaced with carbon-based synth-organic components. The spine and cranium have also been strategically reinforced with synth-organic bone grafts.
The lower arms and legs (starting at the lower biceps and mid-thighs, respectively) are fully prosthetic. Each prosthetic is anchored by a hybrid synth-organic component, far stronger than natural bone, yet able to be grafted directly onto existing bone structures. The "skin" segments of the prosthetics are made from a photo-harmonic material which automatically adjusts to the owner's skin tone during calibration. When the prosthetics are reverted to their default state, the "skin" shifts to a dull off-white.
The arms each contain a utility module located along the back of the forearm. This module can contain a variety of backup/emergency equipment- typically either a retractable blade or a miniature mass accelerator (in Reina's case, both modules contain retractable blades by default). The legs possess an exaggerated curve compared to natural human legs. Their internal structure allows for the shins to have a very slight degree of flexibility, allowing for incredible speed and the ability to exert or absorb huge amounts of force.
High-stress joints such as the shoulders and hips have been augmented via synth-organic muscles, grafted into the natural musculature. Thin ribbons of the same material have been strategically grafted throughouth the natural musculature, further increasing strength and durability.
The eyes are completely prosthetic. In addition to the Heads-Up Display capabilities available with most prosthetic eyes, the eyes of the KAIROS have multi-spectrum capabilities, up to 10x optical zoom, and are fully EMP-hardened. The aesthetic appearance of the KAIROS cybernetic eyes was selected for its value as a psychological weapon, the unnatural appearance being intended to unsettle their enemies.
Located at the base of the skull is a universal systems plug, allowing the KAIROS to directly interface with any compatible hardware/software. This is especially useful when using weapons with digital sighting options. The KAIROS subject has a series of similar plugs embedded throughout their body. These additional plugs can be connected to the semi-powered bodysuit component of their armor, allowing them to fully integrate the armor's powered functions with their nervous system.
The digits of the hands each contain a miniature link-cable articulated with the same synth-muscle as the rest of the prosthesis. These miniature cables magnetically latch onto data ports, and cannot transfer data as swiftly as a full-size cable connected to one of the main nervous interlinks, but can be more convenient in instances where the KAIROS cannot afford to stronglytether themself to a connection. The miniature cables also have an optical sensor, used to guide their movement. The KAIROS quickly discovered that this could be used to peek around corners and over cover without risking injury.
An extensive series of synthetic and semi-organic brain implants allow for drastically improved speed and clarity of though, enhanced motor skills, the ability to process and comprehend computer data mentally, and for limited digital memory storage (accessed in the event that certain information must be remembered with perfect clarity).
The largely digital nature of the brain augmentations also means that the KAIROS can manually alter their mental processing speed. Optimum brain processing speed among the KAIROS is approximately 1.8x-1.9x human standard. If pushed to their theoretical boundary, they can achieve a processing speed of 2.7x human standard, though this risks causing neurological damage. (When not on the job, Reina often dials her brain's processing speed down to roughly 1.1x human standard, for the sake of interacting with her crewmates in real-time.)
Many of the KAIROS' low-level cybernetic components are powered by miniature heat sinks throughout the body which convert natural excess body heat into usable energy, which also gives them the benefit of a reduced heat profile.*Karic- Humanity's homeworld in Novus Imperium. It also referns to the Karic Empire, the most powerful galactic nation in the Terravon Galaxy.
**Saldea- Capitol of the Squadron Alliance Protectorate, and an enormous terrestrial planet. It's humanoid inhabitants, Saldeans, are densely muscled to counter the planet's extreme gravity.Novus Imperium
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